Whois Privacy Protection, occasionally also referred to as WHOIS or Whois Privacy Protection, is a service that hides the actual contact details of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without this service, the name, postal address and email of any domain owner will be publicly available. Providing fake info during the domain registration process or altering the real information at a later time will simply not work, as doing such a thing may result in the registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain. The policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), demand that the WHOIS information must be valid and up to date at all times. The Whois Privacy Protection service was launched by registrar companies as a response to the arising concerns about potential identity fraud. If the protection service is active, the registrar company’s contact info will be listed instead of the client’s upon a WHOIS lookup. Most domains support the Whois Privacy Protection service, even though there are certain country-code extensions that do not.

Whois Privacy Protection in Hosting

You can easily activate Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered with our company if you’ve got a hosting account with us. This can be done through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not need to switch between different Control Panel tools. In the very same section where all your active domains will be displayed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for every domain whose extension supports this service. The status of this icon will quickly let you know whether the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a specific domain name or not and by clicking on that icon you can enable the service in case you have not done so during the signup process. Furthermore, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using that same icon and the update will take effect right away.

Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you register a domain name under it, you can enable our Whois Privacy Protection service without any effort. This takes just a few mouse clicks in the Registered Domains section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you administer everything related to your semi-dedicated hosting account. This is where you can see all your domains and for each of them you’ll find an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon, using which you can activate, renew or disable the Whois Privacy Protection service. Of course, this can be done only with generic and country-specific extensions that support this option and you will be able to see this in advance, so you will not end up paying for a service that we can’t provide.